The Eagle Express

CSSE's Weekly Newsletter - April 18, 2022

Important Dates

Tues., Apr. 19 - Spirit Tee Tuesday and 2pm Dismissal

Tues., Apr. 19 - Dads’ Club Meeting

Apr. 20-22 - 8th Grade at Camp Classen

Wed., Apr. 20 - Green Team Meeting 3 (sign up)

Thurs., Apr. 21 - School Mass (8:15am)

Thurs., Apr. 21 - Turn in Gala Raffle Tickets

Fri., Apr. 22 - FAN Performance Applications due

Fri., Apr. 22 - Happy Birthday, Mrs. Teague!

Fri., Apr. 22 - St. Eugene Gala

Sat., Apr. 23 - CGSAA Track Meet

Sat. Apr. 23 - Confirmation at St. Eugene

Sun., Apr. 24 - Happy birthday, Mrs. Wagner!

Check out the calendar on the school webpage for more

Call for Photos

Attention coaches and leaders! If you lead any of our St. Eugene students on a team, in a club, etc, please send a group photo to Include the activity and grade level (if applicable) in the subject line of your email. We especially need fall CGSAA Volleyball. Feel free to share candid shots from school activities as well. Make sure you are sharing a high quality photo (should be in MBs, not KBs).

Sign Up for This Week’s Green Team

Green Team’s third meeting will be Wednesday, April 27th after school until 4:15pm in the school library. Please sign up EACH WEEK for students to attend, even if they signed up for this past week’s meeting. This allows us an accurate count of who will be attending each week. If your student is in Aftercare, please sign them up and let Aftercare know they are attending. Questions? Brigitte Silvernail or 918-706-2815.

Raffle Tickets Due Thursday!

This weekend is our big push to sell those raffle tickets! Consider asking family and friends you see if they would like to buy a few tickets! Many of our families have had success sharing via social media. Distant friends and family pay them via Venmo or Cash App, the seller fills out a ticket for them and shares a pic, then the seller writes and sends in a check for the total sold to the school. Please turn your sold tickets in as soon as you can to make it easier for Mrs. Taylor to count and organize!

Remember, the prize is $5,000 cash OR a year’s free tuition for one student (up to $5,000) - winner’s choice! We are asking each school family to sell at least 10 tickets to help raise money for our school and parish community to help reach our goal of $19,000. Tickets cost $10 each. Checks may be made out to "St. Eugene Gala." Winner will be announced at the gala on April 22nd. They need not be present to win.

If you sell all of your tickets and need more, please contact Jennifer Taylor or ask in the school office. Money and tickets can be turned in any time, but must be turned in to the school office no later than April 21st!

Student Incentives:

  • Top ticket seller will receive a $300 gift card to Amazon or Target - our current leader, Jax Tran, has sold about 100 tickets!

  • 2nd and 3rd place sellers will each receive a $100 gift card to Amazon or Target! - our current 2nd is Dani Tran with about 80 sold!

  • Classes with 100% participation (all students in class selling all 10 tickets) get a pizza party! Mrs. Taylor’s Kindergarten has the most participation with Mrs. Long’s 3rd and Mrs. Harris’s 2nd close behind!

  • If our school can sell at least $15,000 in raffle tickets, the whole school will earn a Free Dress Day! We are at about $10,000 in sales as of 4/15/22. Let’s rally and get that last $5000 to meet our goal!

Save the Date for Fine Arts Night!

Fine Arts Night is returning on Tuesday, May 10th, and we are looking for performers and competitors in the culinary arts! Click here for more info on Fine Arts Night 2022! Prospective performers must fill out and return the linked form by April 22nd.
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Apply for School Advisory Council

The School Advisory Council (SAC) is looking for new applicants to replace those who are completing their term this spring. The primary role of the SAC is to collaborate as a whole with and serve in an advisory role to the principal and pastor in policymaking to guide our school community in fulfilling our mission. We are looking for volunteers with a background in education, finance, facilities, and law. To serve, you must be a practicing Catholic St. Eugene parishioner, 18 years or older. If you’re interested in serving The Catholic School of St. Eugene in this way, please send an email to by April 25th introducing yourself and highlighting strengths, experience/expertise, and any aspects of the school you are passionate about. SAC meets one evening a month, and members will need to be available for committee meetings and certain school events as well.

Ms. Whitmire’s Summer Art Camp is Back!

Join us for a fun and creative week at Ms. Whitmire's Summer Art Camp in the art room at CSSE! Separate camps will be offered for elementary and middle school students. Both camps will include a wide variety of art activities as well as intermittent physical activities like outside time, games, and yoga! Students will need to bring lunch and a water bottle each day. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Enrollment form and tuition payment are due Wednesday, June 29th. Payment can be made by cash or check made out to Kara Whitmire with Memo "Art Camp - [Student Name]" and dropped off in the school office or Venmo directly to @Kara-Lane-20.

Elementary Camp (Incoming 3rd-5th grades)
July 5th-8th (Tuesday-Friday) 9:30a-3:30p
Tuition: $175

Middle School Camp (incoming 6th-8th grade + 2022 alumni)
July 11th-15th (Monday-Friday) 9:30a-3:30p
Tuition: $220
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Dads' Club Meeting

CSSE Dads are welcome to our next meeting on Tuesday, 4/19 at 7pm. We are meeting at Lively Brewery to crown our March Madness Champ (it's also their trivia night). Please RSVP to

Time & Talent Requirements

Our Time and Talent program requires each family to contribute 30 hours of service to the school. Only 20 hours are needed for single parent families. Grandparents can earn hours for their children's families, however you must indicate which grandchild's family you are working for in each particular instance. Students may earn up to 10 hours of their family’s obligation, provided it is for an approved and qualifying volunteer opportunity.

Time and Talent hours must be logged through your FACTS Family Portal under Family Information, Service Hours. Deadline to submit hours for the 2021-22 school year is Friday, May 27, 2022. Logging hours is the responsibility of the family. If your family chooses not to donate the minimum service hours, a $10 fee is charged for each hour not completed. The charges will be uploaded into FACTS. Unpaid charges can affect final registration for the 2022-2023 school year.

Eagle Basketball Skills Camp

Our school is hosting several summer basketball skills camps this June! Students going into grades 2-8 can sign up to get an introduction to basketball fundamentals or develop more advanced skills. For details, see this link or contact Aaron Hartmann at Sign up at this link!

PTO News

Upcoming Eat & Earns - Always mention St. Eugene when you order so we get a donation back to the school. Thank you, and don’t forget to spread the word to family and friends! Have an idea for an Eat and Earn or school fundraiser? Email us at!

    • Johnnie’s - Britton and N. May locations - Wednesday, April 27th all day

    • Ted’s - N. May location - Wednesday, May 4th from 5-9pm

Don’t forget our Simply Sign It fundraiser that you can purchase at any time for them to donate 25% back to our school!

If you have questions about fundraisers, Eat & Earns, etc, visit the PTO site, and join the PTO Facebook group for more info.

Eagle Excellence

Congratulations to the 4th grade Academic Bowl team! This is their first year as a team, and they won 2nd place in the Primary division online competition! Team members are Enzo Bihlajama, Teddy Hattaway, Tessa Josey, Jack Lupp, Alex Pinto, and Connor Yamamoto. Coached by Mrs. Hattaway.

Congratulations to the 5th/6th grade Academic Bowl team! They won 1st place in the Elementary division online competition! Team members are Luke Dooley, Will Frame, Joseph Horn, Joey Mathew, Matthew Jea, Michael Jea, Brendan O'Connell, Jack Taylor, Justin Tran, Aaron Varghese, and Alex Yager. Coached by Mrs. Jea.

Have some news to celebrate? Let us know about your student's achievements, family joys, or give a shout out to a staff member so we can celebrate their Eagle Excellence!

Please Pray For...

Pray for peace in Ukraine. | Please pray for Mrs. Ison’s mother-in-law who passed away unexpectedly this past week. | Please pray for Mrs. Hackett who continues to recover from the side effects of COVID-19.I Please pray for Mrs. Aleman’s mother who is very ill. | Please pray for Judy Seymour, grandmother of Isla and Lusiana. | Please pray for Linda Skinner, a mentor and dear friend to Mrs. Goldsworthy. She is going through chemo. | Please pray for the healing of Sasha, cousin to Mark Roby and granddaughter to Mrs. Neal. | Please pray for the healing of Dub Wheeler, grandfather or Gehrig and Gabby. He has numerous medical issues, and needs the extra prayers. | Pray for those in our community who are ill, suffering, or lonely. | Pray for our staff, students, and their families.

If you would like to include something in the Prayer Requests section, please contact Kim Hattaway at

Parish & Community News

Communications Volunteers Needed - Are you creative with words, photos or design layout? St. Eugene is ramping up parish communications and needs volunteers to help make it happen. Please contact Colleen de Keratry at and let's see how you might like to be involved.

Father/Son Retreat! A Father/son retreat will be held May 6-7 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Camp. The retreat will be led by Dave DiNuzzo, founder of True Manhood Catholic Men's Ministry. For ages 10 and up, $25 per person. For questions, contact Deacon Joe Vandervort at or 405-709-2714. Register at

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